County of Alameda

Electrician (#9230)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$62.59-$62.59 Hourly / $5,007.20-$5,007.20 BiWeekly /
$10,848.93-$10,848.93 Monthly / $130,187.20-$130,187.20 Yearly


Under general supervision, to perform journey-level electrical work; to install, maintain, repair, and alter a variety of indoor building and outdoor electrical systems, machinery and equipment; and to perform related work as required.


These positions are located in the General Services Agency Building Maintenance Department and report to a Supervisor, Buildings and Plant Maintenance. Electricians perform journey-level electrical work in buildings and adjoining outdoor spaces having a great variety of electrical equipment. This class is distinguished from Supervisor, Buildings and Plant Maintenance in that the latter is supervisory in nature and has responsibility for the operation, maintenance, installation and repair of building and plant equipment for a group of County buildings.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Constructs, installs, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, cleans and repairs electrical distribution systems and devices under 600 volts, such as indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures, transformers, programmable logical controls (PLC), motors, motor controls, process controls, life safety systems, electronic controls, relays, regulators, branch circuit breakers, main distribution circuit breakers, pneumatic tube systems data communications lines, electrical wiring in workstation partitions, and other related electrical equipment.

2. Lays out electrical installations of various types, estimates labor and material costs, and procures electrical equipment.

3. Cuts, bends and installs rigid conduit, electrical metallic tubing (EMT), and pulls current carrying conductors.

4. Cleans, repairs and maintains electrical equipment associated with refrigeration and cooling units, heating systems and stand-by generators.

5. May be required to switch, test and work in close proximity to high voltage electrical systems over 600 volts.

6. Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and programs low voltage systems, including security door systems, building automation systems, irrigation control systems, and fire alarm systems.

7. Climbs ladders and operates various lifts to perform electrical installations and maintenance.

8. Oversees and generates punch lists for work completed by external contractors.

9. Develops written procedures for maintaining and switching electrical systems and components.

10. Maintains basic records of work performed and time allocated.

11. May train, instruct, and/or direct the work of other maintenance personnel as directed.

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Education and Training:
Completion of an accredited apprenticeship in the electrician's trade,


The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time journey-level experience as an electrician.


A combination of education or training in the electronic or electrical trade plus full-time journey-level electrician experience totaling six years.

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Special Requirements:

Must be able to safely lift and carry tools and equipment weighing up to 60 pounds.
Must be able and willing to work outside in all types of weather conditions.
Must be able to climb and work from ladders, aerial lifts, and/or scaffolding.
Must be able and willing to work in confined areas.
Must be able to use a respirator.
Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• The standard practices, procedures, methods, tools, materials, equipment, machines and safety requirements used in the electrical trade.
• Electrical building construction, including planning, layout, blueprint reading and estimating the cost of labor and materials.
• The principles of electricity.
• Safety practices in the electrical field.
• Electronics.
• Computers.

Ability to:

• Plan and install electrical circuits.
• Repair electrical appliances and office equipment.
• Perform electrical work in a safe manner following federal, state, county and departmental safety procedures and requirements.
• Interpret and apply the National Electrical Code and the California Electrical Safety Orders.
• Read and interpret blueprints.
• Keep simple paper and electronic records.
• Use basic computer software, i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook.

Retype 3/8/71
Retype 2/2/77
Revised 8/9/95
Old document: 0846h
New document: Jobspecs/9230
CSC Date: 8/9/95
CH:cs Revised 1/12/11
CSC Date: 01/26/11
EL:jf Revised 2/1/17
CSC Date 3/1/17


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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